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Old 03-11-2010, 5:12 PM
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Anyone have a good starting point for the .45 ACP 230 gr Lead Round Nose using Bullseye powder? My reloading book is worthless for pistol loads (Nosler...great for rifles though!) and I cant find ANYTHING on the net and am starting to wonder if this powder shouldnt be used on lead projectiles. Currently, this is the only pistol powder I have, so if need be, I will have to get another kind.

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Old 03-11-2010, 5:16 PM
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Just found one on this page. Does 4.0 as a start sound safe? I've been loading 5.2 with 230 gr FMJ RN bullets with no pressure issues but I know lead has different pressures and this is the first time i'm reloading lead.
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Anyone have a good starting point for the .45 ACP 230 gr Lead Round Nose using Bullseye powder? My reloading book is worthless for pistol loads (Nosler...great for rifles though!) and I cant find ANYTHING on the net and am starting to wonder if this powder shouldnt be used on lead projectiles. Currently, this is the only pistol powder I have, so if need be, I will have to get another kind.

Any help is appreciated.

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I run mine at 4.2 so yes 4.0 would be a good starting point but about 5.1 is getting to max.

in fact I just changed out my springs in my 1911 so I need to load up some starting at 4.0 and make sure my loads are going to work in my gun
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Old 03-11-2010, 6:37 PM
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I used to load 200 grain lead SWC with 4.8 grains of Winchester 231 and got good results. Never loaded 230 grain bullets.
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230gr LRN with 4gr of Red Dot in my CZ. My 1911 likes 4.5gr.
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I been using this the last month and it seems to work great for me in my 1911.

5.0 gr bullseye
230 gr rn berrys plated
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Thanks guys.

Will the plated bullets be roughly the same pressure wise as the moly coated? I've been reloading the Rainier plated 230 RN bullets at 5.0 gr with no problems....


I think I need a better understanding of how this works. If a bullet is more "slippery" in the barrel, like lead or moly coated lead, given the same amount of powder as a jacketed type (or something not as "slippery"), will the pressure increase or decrease? And will speed increase or decrease? I'm trying to find out whether a lead round will need more powder to get the same speed as a jacketed round, or less powder to get the same speed. Basically, I need to know the relationship between the softness/slipperiness of the bullet and the speed/pressure of the bullet.
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Here's some fav's I've collected:
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/WW452/6.0 gr.******* 953 fps************ 1”
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/WW231/6.0 gr.******* 894 fps *********** 1-1/2”
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/Bullseye/5.0 gr.******** 803 fps ********** 1-1/4”
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/Unique/7.0 gr. ********* 1,017 fps********* 2”
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/Red Dot/5.0 gr. ******* 835 fps *********** 1-3/4”
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/Green Dot/5.0 gr. **** 812 fps *********** 2”
Oregon Trail 200 LSWC/AA#5/9.0 gr. ********** 981 fps ********** 1-3/8”
Oregon Trail 200 LRN/WW231/5.5 gr. ********** 834 fps ********** 1-1/2”
Oregon Trail 200 LRN/Bullseye/3.5 gr. *********** 635 fps *********** 1-1/2”
Oregon Trail 200 LRN/Bullseye/4.5 gr. *********** 744 fps ********** 1-1/2”
Oregon Trail 225 LFN/Red Dot/5.0 gr. ********** 850 fps *********** 1-1/4”
Oregon Trail 225 LFN/Green Dot/5.0 gr. ******* 817 fps *********** 1-3/4”
Oregon Trail 225 LFN/AA#5/8.0 gr. ** *********** 804 fps *********** 1-3/4”
Oregon Trail 230 LRN/WW231/6.0 gr. ********** 856 fps *********** 2-1/4”
*Oregon Trail 230 LRN/Unique/6.5 gr. *********** 871 fps *********** 1-3/4”
Hornady 185 JHP/Unique/8.5 gr.********* ********** 1,027 fps********* 2”
Hornady 230 XTP/Power Pistol/7.0 gr. ********** 862 fps *********** 1-1/2”
Sierra 185 JHC/Unique/8.5 gr. ********* * 1,084 fps ******** 1-1/4”
Sierra 230 FMJ/Red Dot/5.0 gr.********** ********** *808 fps ********** 2”
Sierra 230 FMJ/Power Pistol/7.0 gr. *** *********** 851 fps *********** 2-1/4”
Speer 185 GDHP/Action Pistol/8.9 gr. *********** 841 fps *********** 2-1/2”
Speer 200 JHP /Power Pistol/8.0 gr. *** *********** 962 fps *********** 1-1/8”
Speer 200 GDHP/Unique/7.0 gr. ******** *********** 952 fps *********** 3/4"
Speer 230 GDHP/Action Pistol/6.2 gr. *********** 626 fps *********** 1-3/8”*
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Been using Berry's 230 FMJ over 4.5 of Bulleye as a plinking load for a year or so now. Mainly thru 5" 1911's.
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Default 45 230 lrn

I like 5.0 Bullseye. The 231 in this load I found to be very dirty!
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